WHU vs ARS Dream11: Arsenal make a short trip within London as they take on West Ham United looking for their first win in 8 Premier League games, at London Stadium, o Monday night (IST).
In fact, the Gunners are without a win in 9 games in all competitions, and you would feel the win is long overdue. Freddie Ljungberg looked confident though, that Arsenal can still clinch the Champions League football for the next season by finishing in top-four and that he is the man to turn the fortunes around. But the turnaround will have to be brisk, for the gap between Arsenal and the teams challenging for top-four is widening with each passing week. The deficit stands at 10 points heading into this game.
West Ham have had their own problems. They made a good start to the new season but a seven-game winless run took the wind out of their sails. However, the Hammers snapped the skid in the most unlikely fashion, winning 0-1 at Stamford Bridge against an in-form Chelsea, before losing again last weekend against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Pellegrini is under immense pressure and could do with a win here as his team sit just one point above the relegation zone.
Host: West Ham United
Competition: Premier League
Match Venue: London Stadium
Match Timing: Tuesday, December 10, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
West Ham United to win: 3.30 (23/10), Probability to happen: 30.30%
Arsenal to win: 2.00 (1/1), Probability to happen: 50.00%
Draw: 4.00 (3/1), Probability to happen: 25.00%
West Ham United: The Hammers will evaluate winger Michail Antonio ahead of the game. The 29-year-old returned to the line-up for the first time since August in the win against Chelsea but missed the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers with an injury.
Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and New Zealand defender Winston Reid are both back in training from injuries, but this game may have come too soon for the duo.
Meanwhile, West Ham remain without Manuel Lanzini and Lukasz Fabianski at this moment. Also, Robert Snodgrass is a doubt after picking up a knock late in the game against Wolves.
West Ham likely changes: Sébastien Haller was non-existent in the defeat against Wolves and he could lose his starting spot to Michail Antonio if the latter is deemed fit to start the match.
Andriy Yarmolenko will start the game if Snodgrass is not fit.
Arsenal: The Gunners will be without midfielder Dani Ceballos and centre-back Rob Holding for this game, while Hector Bellerin is a doubt following a knock in the midweek clash against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Arsenal likely changes: Ljungberg may ring in a few changes to the line-up that started against Brighton in midweek. Kieran Tierney deserves a start, while Nicolas Pepe could get the nod as well as Ljungberg looks for his first win as Arsenal manager.
West Ham United: Martin (GK), Ryan Fredericks, Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna, Cresswell, Yarmolenko, Mark Noble, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals, Felipe Anderson, Michail Antonio / Sebastien Haller
Arsenal: Bernd Leno, (GK), Bellerin, Sokratis, David Luiz, Kieran Tierney, Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette
West Ham United:
Andry Yarmolenko: 03 goals
Sebastien Haller: leading goal-scorer with four.
Felipe Andeson: Arguably West Ham's best player this season.
Declan Rice: Will be key in midfield for the hosts.
Pirre-Emerick Aubamyang: 10 Goals
Alexandre Lacazette: 05 Goals
Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno
Defenders: Tierny, Cresswell, Fredericks
Midfielders: Ozil, Snodgrass, Anderson (C), Noble, Fornals
Attackers: Martinelli (VC), Aubameyang (VC)
Arsenal left empty-handed the last time they made a trip to London Stadium. It was their first defeat in 8 league games against the Hammers. Arsenal's current form doesn't give any indication that they could win here, but West Ham are not good enough at this moment as well.
A draw looks a fair outcome here.